Monday morning can be a slightly bleak time, but it is brightened up by the European Nintendo Download Update that shows us what's on the way in the coming week. It seems like a fairly modest line-up this week, though there are some enticing retro options, demos and some discounts on highly regarded games. Let's get to the details.
Wii U Virtual Console
Adventures of Lolo (Nintendo, €4.99 / £3.49) — The classic tale of Princess is kidnapped, blue blob must save Princess. So far, so typical NES, though despite ageing in some respects it throws up some fun puzzles and challenges. You can check out our Adventures of Lolo review for the full lowdown.
Double Dragon II: The Revenge (Arc System Works. €4.99 / £3.49) — The iconic action beat 'em up series' second NES entry has the grisly premise that you're now avenging a death rather than a kidnapping. Although it improves on some flaws in the original its far from perfect, though we gave it a cautious recommendation in our Double Dragon II: The Revenge review.
Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts
Nano Assault NEO [Shin'en Multimedia, €7.49 / £6.70 until 11th September, normally €9.99 / £8.99)
Chasing Aurora (Broken Rules, €3.49 / £2.99 until 11th September, normally €6.99 / £5.99)
3DS Virtual Console
Mega Man IV (Capcom, €3.99 / £3.59) — While its predecessors on Game Boy often borrowed or directly copied content from the NES Mega Man games, this fourth entry on the venerable portable does the same to a lesser degree and also introduces fresh ideas. Some of its features went on to become mainstays of the series, while this is the work of a development team familiar with the hardware and at the peak of its powers. You can read the enthusiastic recommendation in our Mega Man IV review for more details.
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival (Konami, €19.95 / £17.99 until 5th September, normally €39.95 / £34.99)
Nano Assault EX (Shin'en Multimedia, €7.49 / £6.35 until 11th September, normally €9.99 / £8.49)
Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €5.99 / £5.39 until 18th September, normally €7.99 / £7.19)
Van Helsing sniper Zx100 (EnjoyUp Games, €2.69 / £2.69 until 24th September, normally €6.66 / £6.66)
3DS eShop Demos
Tomodachi Life (Nintendo, free)
Bit Boy!! ARCADE (Bplus, free)
That's everything for this week, European gamers. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (178 votes)
Adventures of Lolo (Wii U Virtual Console)
Double Dragon II: The Revenge (Wii U Virtual Console)
Nano Assault NEO (Wii U eShop temporary discount)
Chasing Aurora (Wii U eShop temporary discount)
Mega Man IV (3DS Virtual Console)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Nano Assault EX (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Aqua Moto Racing 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Van Helsing sniper Zx100 (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Tomodachi Life (3DS eShop demo)
Bit Boy!! ARCADE (3DS eShop demo)
Nothing for me this week
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